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Unbeelievables : Honeybee Poems and Paintings
by Douglas Florian


Overview - The buzz is big for Douglas Florian's new poetry collection about the unBEElieveably unique lives of honeybees--and the vital role they play in our ecosystem.

Come inside the honeycomb--a busy, buzzy, bee-filled home--and learn about the unexpected wonders of these tiny insects' lifestyles, families, and communities.  Read more...


 
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Overview
The buzz is big for Douglas Florian's new poetry collection about the unBEElieveably unique lives of honeybees--and the vital role they play in our ecosystem.

Come inside the honeycomb--a busy, buzzy, bee-filled home--and learn about the unexpected wonders of these tiny insects' lifestyles, families, and communities. In fourteen funny, fact-filled honeybee poems and paintings, Douglas Florian explores the natural history of these often-unappreciated critters, revealing them to be a totally cool--and totally important--part of our ecosystem. Indeed, these buzzy bugs have been in the spotlight lately as wild bee populations are dwindling, honey prices are rising, and beekeeping has become a popular hobby.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781442426528
  • ISBN-10: 1442426527
  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books
  • Publish Date: March 2012
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8
  • Dimensions: 10.77 x 9.4 x 0.41 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.96 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Poetry - General
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals - Insects, Spiders, etc.

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-02-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

In this high-spirited and lyrical homage to bees, smudgy paintings that resemble a child’s chalkboard drawings pair with collage elements to tenderly anthropomorphize the insects. “I’m a lover of clover./ A seeker of scent./ A zigzag flyover—/ A thing heaven-sent,” announces one bee, hovering over a daisy. The queen bee appears in a jeweled crown and pink robe, holding a mobile phone: “My doting daughters feed my belly,/ And I was raised on royal jelly.” Florian also includes descriptions of bee behavior (“One of bees’ most important roles in nature is a process called pollination”), which add a touch of biology to his tableaus. Ages 5–up. (Mar.)

 
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